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VALLEY VIBES PODCAST

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VALLEY VIBES | Where we bring you entertaining conversations that enrich, educate, and inform about life in the Farmington Valley and beyond.

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Season 1, Episode 8 -- There's No Place Like Summer Camp
It's Summer! If you are a kid it means no school and lots of free time. If you are a parent it means the kids are home all day with nothing to do. Summer Programs for the kids might be just the ticket to keep them engaged during those hazy, lazy days. Summer Programs, Day Camp or Overnight Camp can offer a wide range of benefits for children of any age, including: promoting independence, developing skills, building self-esteem, fostering learning and personal growth, and, of course, making friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
Guests Jason Brown, Camp Experience Manager for Ebner Camps and John Pellino, Associate Director/ Programming & Instruction from Talcott Mountain Science Center chat with co-hosts Christine Buhler of Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy and Michael Mezheritskiy of Milestone Asset Management Group about: Things parents should look for in a Summer Camp, How to get your kids ready for a camp experience, The types of programs available for kids, How parents can feel more comfortable with sending a child to an overnight camp, and so much more...

Season 1, Episode 7 -- For The Birds
Tube feeders, Hopper feeders, Platform feeders, Oh My. Guests Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center and Lou Moscaritolo from Wild Birds Unlimited/Avon sit down with our co-hosts Christine Buhler of The Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy and Lisa Bohman, Executive Director of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce to chat about how to choose the right feeder and the right food for attracting birds to your backyard, what species might be commonly seen here in Connecticut, along with how to keep those pesky squirrels and the occasional bear from interrupting your bird watching. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A SPECIAL OFFER!

Season 1, Episode 7 -- In Celebration of Women In The Workplace
Each year we set aside time to recognize the achievements of women across the country and commemorate the contributions they have made to our culture and society.
In that vein, we are celebrating two very accomplished women from right here in the Farmington Valley -- Cynthia Crockett, Esq. from the law firm Hersh & Crockett, and Technology Teacher Anya Jensen from The Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy. They chat with our co-hosts Christine Buhler from The Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy and Gena Hamilton of Exact Digital Media on how they started; what they learned along the say; on how, as women, the importance of being yourself and finding your voice; and the need for and potential influence of female role models for young girls to help them overcome their preconceptions and barriers to leadership and success in business. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Season 1, Episode 6 -- Moving From Exercise Resolutions to Attainable Solutions
So you made that New Year's resolution: shed some pounds, improve your overall physical health, look better come swimsuit season, etc... But without realistic goals or a plan for how to achieve them, these resolutions were probably abandoned after only a few months because they became overwhelming and, thus, seemingly unattainable. In this show Rick Hersom of Club Pilates/Avon and Billy Pratt of Fitness Together/Avon sit down with co-hosts Dan Callahan of Acadia ActionCOACH and Gena Hamilton of Exact Digital Media to discuss how to do a 'resolution reset' to reinvigorate your fitness goals to achieve long-term success. Billy and Rick share ideas as to how to stay motivated on your exercise journey, along with various exercise options available -- no matter your fitness level -- to improve your overall physical health. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Season 1, Episode 5 -- Hey, Hey, Get Ready For Valentine's Day
If Bling Is Your Thing or you are looking for a Sweet Treat to amp up the romance this Valentine's Day, then you will LOVE this show. Valentine's Day can elicit a variety of responses depending upon your perspective; from excitement and anticipation to doubt and despair. On this episode Ken Bacon, General Manager of Michael's Jewelers/Canton and Miriam Rieder of Taste by Spellbound/Avon, share with hosts Gena Hamilton of Exact Digital Media and Michael Mezheritskiy of Milestone Asset Management Group their take on selecting the perfect gift of jewelry to suit every budget or that custom crafted confection that will make your taste buds delight, and how to make the day less stressful and extra-special. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Season 1, Episode 4 -- Preparing For Winter
Winter can mean holiday celebrations, cozy evenings in front of the fireplace, beautiful snowfalls, brilliant starry skies; but if you are not prepared for the snow, ice and cold that inevitably come with the season, it can be a nuisance, possibly financially costly, or at its worst downright dangerous. Our guests Tom Yankura, Manager of Carr Hardware/Avon and Randy Phillips, Executive Director of Arden Courts of Avon discuss ways to prepare your home, your outdoors, and strategies for reducing isolation and keeping older family members and neighbors safe, healthy, and as independent as possible with hosts Christine Buhler from Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy and Gena Hamilton of Exact Digital Media. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Season 1, Episode 3 -- Oktoberfest
Break out the Lederhosen and Dirndl. It's autumn and that means it's time to lift a stein to all things German, and join us as we explore Oktoberfest, one of the world's most fun-filled celebrations. In this episode Chris Bafumo of Cruise Planners - The Traveling Buddies and Kerry Brash of Avon Super Cellar Wine & Spirits chat with hosts Dan Callahan from Acadia ActionCOACH and Adam Horelik from Norcom Mortgage about some of the great culture, food, beers, and yes, wines, that are part of this storied annual festival. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR SOME EXCLUSIVE OFFERS

Season 1, Episode 2 -- Salute To Potato Month
The potato is the mainstay of meals all across America. Mashed, boiled, fried, chips; we love them all. If you can't get enough of all things spud, then what better way to 'starch' your day than by catching this very 'a-peeling' episode. Listen as hosts Dan Callahan of Acadia ActionCOACH and Kristina Mozzicato of Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness sit down with Max A Mia Executive Chef Bob Peterson and Susan Pribyson with the blue food truck Relish This and talk all things potato.

Season 1, Episode 1 -- Mental Health Preparedness for Going Back-To-School
If you have school age children you know the mixed feelings with kids heading back to the classrooms: the benefits of in person learning vs. health concerns and fears of disruptions or reclosures and so much more. Shelley Christ of Hope For Healing Behavioral Health Center chats with hosts Adam Horelik from Norcom Mortgage and Michael Mezheritskiy from Milestone Asset Management Group about strategies for identifying and addressing different issues to insure a successful transition.


CHAMBER CHAT | TEN @ 10

Check Out Our NEW PROGRAM | CHAMBER CHAT: TEN @ 10 | Where we speak with Chamber Members representing a variety of industries as to how they are adapting and doing business during Covid-19.
WANT TO RECORD A CHAMBER CHAT? Email the Chamber

The following segments are available anytime, just click on the links below:

B2B EXPENSE REDUCTION with Jonathan Horn | Schooley Mitchell

BUSINESS INSURANCE with Jeff Borges | The Bakker Agency

COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES with Len Diana | An Infinite Abundance

COUNSELOR with Susan Levine | Women Reshaping Lives

DIRECT SALES with Dana Culligan | Tocara Jewelry

DIRECT SALES with Carol Tsacoyeanes | Ruby Ribbon

ELDERCARE CONSULTANT with Vic Bible | IFFS Eldercare Consultants

HEALTHCARE with Sharon Gauthier | Patient Advocate For You

HOSPITALITY with Cheryl England | Residence Inn by Marriott/Avon

INNOVATION with Page Thibault | Frame of Mind Consulting

MASSAGE THERAPY/SOLE PROPRIETOR with Kristina Mozzicato | Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness

MEDIA with Bruce Deckert | Today Magazine

MORTGAGES with Adam Horelik | Norcom Mortgage

NON-PROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION with Deborah Sacks | Gallery On The Green

NEW PHOTOGRAPHER with Seshu Badrinath | Connecticut Headshots

REALTOR with Margo Ross | William Raveis Real Estate

RETAIL with Sara Thornton | Ravenswood Natural Health

SENIOR LIVING with Frank Rende | Farmington Station

SENIOR LIVING CONSULTANT with Liz Cornish | A New Season In Life

TELECOMMUNICATIONS with Dennis Frosolone | Voice New England



COMCAST LOCAL FIRST CABLE ADS

Running from March 12 through May 27, 2018 on the Comcast/Plainville franchise these ads featured Member Businesses and were seen on such popular cable channels as: CNBC, CNN, Discovery, Food Network, Fox News, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, MSNBC, NESN, TNT, and many more. 
If You Missed Any of Them -- You can still view them HERE by Clicking on the Thumbnails


Bill Selig Jewelers



FOCUS Center for Autism



Gifts of Love



Home Helpers/Farmington Valley



Milestone Asset Management Group



Shihan Day Spa


 

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